ELGIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Earth Day Celebration to be held April 21

Elgin, IL- The City of Elgin will host its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive in Elgin.


Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

Elgin, IL- The City of Elgin will host its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, located at 28 Brookside Drive in Elgin. People of all ages are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event and learn about ways to protect the planet.

Local organizations will be available to provide information on storm water management, local food production, native plants, stream and river health, renewable energy, and other sustainability-related interests. The event will also feature face painting, nature play, a photo booth, healthy snacks, nature-themed crafts, seed planting and more.

Local organizations include:

Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers

Bravo Magazine

Butterfly Lady, Kim Savino (Start Seeing Monarchs)

Cook's Ice Cream

The Conservation Foundation

Elgin Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Elgin Bike Hub

Elgin Green Groups 350

Friends of the Fox

Northern Illinois Girl Scouts

Northern Kane County Wild Ones

Shared Harvest Food Coop

Waste Management

Live entertainment outdoors on the back patio of the nature center includes:

Plaza Folk Union, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Make It A Double, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

This event provides an opportunity to discover one of Elgin’s hidden gems, Hawthorne Hill Nature Center. The nature center offers educational programming and a place to relax, recreate and explore the natural world. The 67-acre natural area has two ponds, acres of woodland, over a mile of looped trails, and an interactive nature center building that is open to the public Fridays and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Earth Day attendees are encouraged to walk the beautiful trails of nature park which are open daily from sunrise to sunset. This is an opportune time to see spring flowers emerging from the earth, migratory birds returning and singing, and new life budding from the woodland trees.

This event is a program of the City of Elgin Parks and Recreation Department and is sponsored by the Elgin Sustainability Commission. For more information, please contact Maura Neuffer at 847-531-7055 orneuffer_m@cityofelgin.org.

Contact: Maura Neuffer neuffer_m@cityofelgin.org, 847-531-7055

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